Malaysia

  • Environment minister’s aide slams media for warped reporting on Kelantan’s water woes

    7 hours ago

    Environment minister’s aide slams media for warped reporting on Kelantan’s water woes

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — The political secretary of the Environment and Water Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man criticised the media today, urging members of the press to...

  • Report: London-based law firm paid nearly RM7m to handle Jho Low’s PR campaign

    8 hours ago

    Report: London-based law firm paid nearly RM7m to handle Jho Low’s PR campaign

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — A law firm that represents fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, who is accused of masterminding one of the world’s largest corruption...

  • Budget 2021 to focus on four broad themes, says finance minister

    6 hours ago

    Budget 2021 to focus on four broad themes, says finance minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 — Budget 2021 to be unveiled on Nov 6, will be framed across 4 broad themes — caring for the people, steering the economy, sustainable living and...

  • Foreigners who make statements damaging to Malaysia risk having passes revoked, Immigration D-G says amid Al Jazeera documentary uproar

    20 hours ago

    Foreigners who make statements damaging to Malaysia risk having passes revoked, Immigration D-G says amid Al Jazeera documentary uproar

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Foreign nationals who make inaccurate statements aim at damaging Malaysia’s image will face possible revocation of their passes, said Immigration...

  • Malaysian police initiate investigation on report by Al Jazeera

    19 hours ago

    Malaysian police initiate investigation on report by Al Jazeera

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Police have begun an investigation into reports on an alleged attempt by international news agency Al Jazeera to tarnish Malaysia’s image through a...

  • East Malaysians should get a shot at being PM too, urges Sabah DAP despite backing Anwar

    19 hours ago

    East Malaysians should get a shot at being PM too, urges Sabah DAP despite backing Anwar

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Sabah DAP has reiterated its support for the proposal to make Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal the prime ministerial candidate, stating the...

  • MACC nabs couple and daughter over RM1m false Socso claims

    18 hours ago

    MACC nabs couple and daughter over RM1m false Socso claims

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — A couple and their daughter were arrested today on suspicion of being involved in a syndicate which made false claims totalling more than RM1 million to...

  • Zahid Hamidi tells Umno and BN MPs to defend Perikatan in Parliament next Monday

    21 hours ago

    Zahid Hamidi tells Umno and BN MPs to defend Perikatan in Parliament next Monday

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Umno has instructed its MPs in the Dewan Rakyat as well as their Barisan Nasional (BN) colleagues to step up and defend the Perikatan Nasional (PN)...

  • Cradle Fund: First murder accused did not deem it necessary to inform family regarding Nazrin’s death, says witness

    20 hours ago

    Cradle Fund: First murder accused did not deem it necessary to inform family regarding Nazrin’s death, says witness

    SHAH ALAM, July 6 — The High Court here was told today that the first accused in the murder case of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan did not deem it necessary...

  • Minister says TNB fiberisation and connectivity plan to go nationwide to boost broadband coverage

    20 hours ago

    Minister says TNB fiberisation and connectivity plan to go nationwide to boost broadband coverage

    JASIN, July 6 — The country’s largest electricity utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) will expand the National Optical Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP)...

  • Crackdown on undocumented migrants according to the law, says union

    19 hours ago

    Crackdown on undocumented migrants according to the law, says union

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The measures taken against undocumented migrants in this country are in accordance with the law and the rules which have been laid down must be respected...

  • Cuepacs calls on MOE to consider school holidays to coincide with Aidiladha

    19 hours ago

    Cuepacs calls on MOE to consider school holidays to coincide with Aidiladha

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The Congress of Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the Ministry of Education (MOE) to consider the second term school...

  • Dr Noor Hisham: Five new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, no deaths for 22nd straight day

    1 day ago

    Dr Noor Hisham: Five new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, no deaths for 22nd straight day

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Malaysia recorded five new cases of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours — three imported and two local transmissions — bringing the total number of cases...

  • Factory worker in KL jailed second time for insulting Agong on Instagram

    20 hours ago

    Factory worker in KL jailed second time for insulting Agong on Instagram

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — A factory worker was not repentant even after spending two months behind bars for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong on his...

  • Covid-19: Travel between Malaysia and Singapore to be known as early as Aug, says Foreign Ministry

    1 day ago

    Covid-19: Travel between Malaysia and Singapore to be known as early as Aug, says Foreign Ministry

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The reopening of borders between Malaysia and Singapore is expected to be made known as early as next month, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin...

  • Three Penang exco members give statements to MACC on undersea tunnel project

    23 hours ago

    Three Penang exco members give statements to MACC on undersea tunnel project

    GEORGE TOWN, July 6 — Three members of the Penang state executive council (exco) today presented themselves at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to...

  • Penang cops: Discovery of clothes, human bone believed to be linked to Australian woman missing since 2017

    20 hours ago

    Penang cops: Discovery of clothes, human bone believed to be linked to Australian woman missing since 2017

    GEORGE TOWN, July 6 — The discovery of a human bone and a pile of clothes in the woods near Jalan Batu Gantung here is believed to be linked to the mysterious disappearance of...

  • Malaysian man nabbed over smuggling of undocumented migrants in Selangor

    18 hours ago

    Malaysian man nabbed over smuggling of undocumented migrants in Selangor

    SHAH ALAM, July 6 — A local man was detained at the Seng Lee Jetty in Bagan Sekinchan near here for allegedly bringing in undocumented migrants into the country at about 5.30am...

  • 19 hours ago

    DBP Act amendment set to raise public awareness on use of Malay language

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)’s proposal that the government amend the DBP Act will help raise public awareness in the use of the Malay language...

  • Saying cyberbullying a serious crime, SUPP women’s chief calls for stiffer laws

    19 hours ago

    Saying cyberbullying a serious crime, SUPP women’s chief calls for stiffer laws

    KUCHING, July 6 — The women’s wing of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) wants Putrajaya to strengthen laws and enforcement agencies against cyberbullying. Its leader Kho...

  • USM-Yale University study finds ketum effective as painkiller

    20 hours ago

    USM-Yale University study finds ketum effective as painkiller

    GEORGE TOWN, July 6 — A study conducted by a group of scientists through collaboration between Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Yale University, USA has found ketum...

  • Institute of Medical Research to conduct studies on Covid-19 virus mutation, says Dr Noor Hisham

    21 hours ago

    Institute of Medical Research to conduct studies on Covid-19 virus mutation, says Dr Noor Hisham

    PUTRAJAYA, July 6 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has directed the Institute of Medical Research (IMR) to conduct studies on mutation of the Covid-19 virus to learn more of its...

  • Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 2,649 cases related to zoonosis as of June

    21 hours ago

    Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 2,649 cases related to zoonosis as of June

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Malaysia recorded a total of 2,649 cases related to zoonosis, an infectious disease that can be transmitted between animals and people, as of June this...

  • Minister: Process for obtaining halal certificate in Malaysia to be made easier

    21 hours ago

    Minister: Process for obtaining halal certificate in Malaysia to be made easier

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The government will review the process of applying for a halal certificate for the food industry so that the procedure can be simplified but still meet...

  • 21 hours ago

    Cops: Seven hurt, two critical in two-vehicle collision in Penang

    KEPALA BATAS, July 6 — Seven people were injured, two critically after two vehicles collided in Jalan Permatang Tiga, near here, at 11.15pm, yesterday. Seberang Perai Utara...

  • Parliament and Law deputy minister Shabudin takes oath of office at Istana Negara

    22 hours ago

    Parliament and Law deputy minister Shabudin takes oath of office at Istana Negara

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Tasek Gelugor Member of Parliament Datuk Shabudin Yahaya was sworn in as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) before...

  • Sarawak gets one new Covid-19 case after seven days in the clear

    22 hours ago

    Sarawak gets one new Covid-19 case after seven days in the clear

    KUCHING, July 6 — A returnee from the UK who tested positive for Covid-19 broke Sarawak’s seven-day record today. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Chairman Datuk Douglas...

  • Amnesty International, human rights advocates urge Perikatan administration to commit to establishing IPCMC

    22 hours ago

    Amnesty International, human rights advocates urge Perikatan administration to commit to establishing IPCMC

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration must strongly commit to passing the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill as a...

  • Malaysian company fined for selling tobacco products online

    22 hours ago

    Malaysian company fined for selling tobacco products online

    PUTRAJAYA, July 6 — A company was fined RM2,500 at the Magistrates’ Court here for selling tobacco products online in violation of Rule 10A (1) of the Control of Tobacco...

  • Lawyers seek High Court order to stop Manjung district officers shooting stray dogs

    22 hours ago

    Lawyers seek High Court order to stop Manjung district officers shooting stray dogs

    IPOH, July 6 — The Lawyers for Animal Rights have filed an ex-parte application for an injunction to stop the shooting of stray dogs by the Manjung District Council’s...

  • BAT Malaysia asks Malaysians to help stop illicit tobacco trade

    23 hours ago

    BAT Malaysia asks Malaysians to help stop illicit tobacco trade

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — As part of its campaign to stop the trading of illicit cigarettes, British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Berhad (BAT Malaysia) asked Malaysians to share...

  • PKR MP accuses Perikatan govt of repressing dissenters, calls for urgent tabling of IPCMC

    23 hours ago

    PKR MP accuses Perikatan govt of repressing dissenters, calls for urgent tabling of IPCMC

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah today lashed out at the ruling Perikatan Nasional (PN) bloc, accusing it of abusing its power to crack down on...

  • Ministry looking into blacklisting PPR tenants who defaulted on rental payment, says Zuraida

    23 hours ago

    Ministry looking into blacklisting PPR tenants who defaulted on rental payment, says Zuraida

    JOHOR BARU, July 6 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry is looking into blacklisting People’s Housing Project (PPR) tenants, who fail to pay their rents, under the...